Emily Davison-Suicide or Accident
2. Suicide or Accident?
• There were two suffragette flags pinned to the back of her jacket, implying that she wanted everybody to know that she was a suffragette when she died.
• A return ticket from Epsom to Victoria, making the statement that she was planning to return to her home.
• A fellow-militant in whose flat she lived, had planned a derby protest without tragedy- a mere waving of the purple-white and green flag. “She would not thus have died without writing a farewell message to her mother.”
I believe that the death of Emily Davison was an Accident, because she was seen practicing putting flags on horses and she had a return ticket with her for a return journey. If she wanted to commit suicide she could have jump in front of the group of horses causing more damage and possibly would have gotten more publicity.
• This is different from Source E because it is written by a formal newspaper
whom were with the politicians and it was probably censored by the politicians to make the public against the “vote for women campaign”, because most of the politicians especially the prime minister were against this campaign.
They say that it is not clear what Emily intended to do (which is true), and that her act has made people against the “vote for women campaign”.
• This source is extremely bias towards the suffragettes because it was written by the daughter of the leader of WSPU. And says that Emily proves that we are very serious about our campaign, and that we are willing to do many sacrifices until we get the right to vote.
This source is very useful in telling us how the WSPU used the death of Emily Davison. It shows that the suffragettes used the funeral for publicity, they used her death, saying that it meant how serious they were about the whole campaign and that they were even willing to throw away the dearest thing they had, their...